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Privileged Access Policy

Privileged Access (i.e., root or root equivalents) for machines managed by CSD-CF are bestowed to those who need it via the sudo command (sudo is short for "SUperuser DO"). To use it, simply prefix the command you want to run as root with "sudo". For example:

sudo /sbin/reboot

sudo will ask you to authenticate yourself by typing in your password. sudo remembers your password for five minutes after the last sudo command you ran, so that you don't have to continually enter your password.


Why we use sudo instead of giving out the root password:


Who can get sudo privileges?

On what systems can you get sudo privileges?


Do's and Don'ts of Privileged Access

If you have any questions about appropriate use of this privilege, please contact action@cs.